Essays and other Writings


The following is a collection of essays, short stories, and other writings by myself, friends, family and others. Most people write, but few are published. Some of the following I found floating around the Internet, most are just writings that would have been stuck in a cardboard box somewhere. I hope they give you some enjoyment.

LONDON BRIDGE AT THE TIME OF RICHARD III
by Marion Harris
This essay was written by my mother who is a medieval historian. The bridge is described as it looked during the reign of King Richard III. A very brief history of the bridge is also included.
LONDON BRIDGE AT THE TIME OF RICHARD III, RICHARDS ARRIVAL 1483 - SOME SIGHTS OF THE CITY
by Marion Harris
This essay was written by my mother who is a medieval historian. The city of London is described as it looked when King Richard III first entered the City.
RENE D'ANJOU
by Marion Harris
An essay on the father of Margarite d'Anjou, Queen of England and wife of Henry IV.
THE MAGNA CARTA
Decreed by King John at Runnymede
Written June 15, 1215, the Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in history.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
by William Shakespeare
All of Shakespeare's plays on one page. Use the "search" feature in your browser to find any work, character, etc. you are interested in. NOTE: This is a huge page so you will need a fast connection or a lot of patience.
RICHARD III THE CHARACTER OF A USURPER
by Craig Harris
The character of King Richard the Third of England, as portrayed by William Shakespeare.
ENGLAND NEEDS THE MONARCHY
by Craig Harris
My thoughts on the English monarchy.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING - BRANAGH VS. SHAKESPEARE
by Craig Harris
An essay on Kenneth Branagh's interpretation of Shakespeare's play.
OBERON, TITANIA, AND BOTTOM - AN ESSAY ON A MID SUMMERS NIGHT DREAM BY SHAKESPEARE
by Craig Harris
Did Shakespeare mean for Titania the fairy and Bottom the Ass to have sex? Where does Oberon, Titania's lover fit in?
TO PROVE A VILLAIN - THE ELIZABETHAN VILLAIN AS REVENGER
by Craig Harris
The revenging villain as portrayed by Elizabethan authors.
Thank You For Not Smoking
by Craig Harris
The revenging villain as portrayed by Elizabethan authors.
MY REASON
by Donal Campbell
A YOUNG MANíS FEAR
by Donal Campbell
A CHILD WALKS THE NIGHT
by Donal Campbell
INTERNET LOVE
by Donal Campbell
A SOLDIERS EYES
by Donal Campbell
A CHILD WITH NO LOVE
by Donal Campbell
BATTLES
by Donal Campbell
POLITICAL EYES
by Donal Campbell
AN EMPTY BOTTLE
by Donal Campbell
These poems were written by a good friend of mine. He would really like to hear any comments or criticisms you would care to give. He can be reached at: webmaster@badtemper.com


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